Country Road: Bringing Palliative Care to Rural California
Monique Parrish, Kathleen Kerr
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Workforce, Telehealth
Palliative care can improve the lives of seriously ill patients and reduce health care costs, but the rural parts of California have a very limited supply.
Remedy for the Rural Opioid Epidemic: Leaders Discuss Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment in Primary Care
Experts from across California talked about how to make medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction more readily available in rural areas, where the need is great.
Changing Course: The Role of Health Plans in Curbing the Opioid Epidemic
Donna Laverdiere, Margarita Pereyda, Jason Silva, Margaret Tatar
Health plans can play a key role in changing the course of the opioid overuse epidemic. California plan leaders share a successful four-part strategy and make recommendations for action.
Moving Medi-Cal Forward on the Path to Delivery System Transformation
Cindy Mann, Naomi Newman, Alice Lam
How can we ensure that Medi-Cal consistently delivers excellent access, quality, and patient experience? A Manatt report articulates a pathway for advancing Medi-Cal delivery system and payment reform.
Balancing the Books: How Affordable Is Health Insurance Through Covered California When Local Cost of Living Is Taken Into Account?
Insurance Coverage, Payment & Financing
A county-by-county analysis shows what a typical household needs to earn to cover basic living expenses as well as health insurance through Covered California.
When the Price Is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing
Marge Ginsburg, Shauna Durbin, Jeffrey Hoch, Susan Perez, Dominique Ritley
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Rapidly rising drug prices have caught the attention of health care leaders, who are calling for drug pricing policy reform. What can California do to address this problem?
Getting and Keeping Health Coverage for Low-Income Californians: A Guide for Advocates
Jen Flory, Elizabeth Landsberg, Shirley Sanematsu, Mona Tawatao
With funding from CHCF, the Western Center on Law and Poverty updated its popular guide for advocates helping low-income Californians enroll in health coverage.
Doing What Works: The Public’s Perspectives on Reducing Unnecessary, Harmful, or Wasteful Care
Center for Healthcare Decisions
Health Care Costs
Over 100 California residents were asked about which strategies are most acceptable for reducing the use of harmful and/or wasteful medical care. Read the report and register for a May 19 webinar.
CIN Partners Share: Trends in Serving Patients Inside and Outside the Provider Office
In February 2016, California Improvement Network partners met to discuss how organizations are improving primary care through convenient and enhanced health and wellness encounters.